On the south coast of Sri Lanka, Owl and the Pussycat is a characterful 16 room boutique hotel with a laid-back atmosphere and contemporary design, featuring beautiful craftsmanship from local artisansContact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Opened in 2016, Owl and the Pussycat is Sri Lanka’s newest boutique hotel, offering guests a luxury long-haul hideaway, located in the southern coastal town of Thalpe, just a short tuk-tuk ride from the historic Galle Fort.
Owners Reita Gadkari and Shane Thantirimudalige have created a hotel that offers sophistication with a lively seaside atmosphere and access to an unparalleled authentic Sri Lankan experience. Painted in deep pastels and vibrant bohemian hues, the property is designed by New York architect Uday Dhar.
The hotel’s furniture, colourful textiles and artwork are hand-made by 20 artists from all over the world, including local artisans. The property boasts generously-sized rooms and suites with views of the Indian Ocean, the terrace restaurant – Runcible Spoon – offers traditional Sri Lankan cuisine with Mediterranean accents, a bar and cafe, relaxed beach shack and a beautiful swimming pool.
Outside guests are welcome to use the facilities, ensuring a sociable and relaxed local atmosphere. Together with its jazz band and selection of musicians playing at the weekend, and its local learning programme and and philanthropic heart, this hotspot is inspired by local influences, whilst still promising sophistication and style.